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Simone Mantovani Designs

Simone Mantovani Designs

Today's featured designer is Simone Mantovani. Simone Mantovani is the creator of iconic designs such as Canada, Baroneza and Maestro.

We had the rare opportunity to interview the exalted designer Simone Mantovani who was recently announced as the Designer of the Day by the A' Design Award and Competition. Simone Mantovani is the creator of iconic designs such as Canada, Baroneza and Maestro. We got exclusive answers to our questions about Simone Mantovani designs and design philosophy.
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Simone Mantovani, could you please tell us more about your art and design background? What made you become an artist/designer? Have you always wanted to be a designer?
Simone Mantovani: Always passionated for architecture, I started working very young, even before I got my architecture graduation, at my family’s construction business.
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Simone Mantovani, can you tell us more about your company / design studio?
Simone Mantovani: In 2001, I started up my own studio, Simone Mantovani Arquitetura, integrating my background experiences on commercial, residential and institutional architecture with interior design. That is the way we work, aiming to find complete answers for the projects and the clients desires and needs.
Simone Mantovani, what is "design" for you?
Simone Mantovani: The expression of the creative intuition of the designer in a functional physical form, bringing value and harmony to our day to day.

Simone Mantovani, what kinds of works do you like designing most?
Simone Mantovani: Mostly residences.
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Simone Mantovani, what is your most favourite design, could you please tell more about it?
Simone Mantovani: My favourite design is the Baroneza Residence, last year silver award winner, with its seven meters high ceiling, glass walled living room with little number of walls, wide spaces, transparencies and a great variety of textures.
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Simone Mantovani, what was the first thing you designed for a company?
Simone Mantovani: I designed a country house with garden at the rooftop.

Simone Mantovani, what is your favourite material / platform / technology?
Simone Mantovani: I work with a great variety of materials, specially wood, metal, concrete and natural stones.
Simone Mantovani, when do you feel the most creative?
Simone Mantovani: When I have freedom to create.
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Simone Mantovani, which aspects of a design do you focus more during designing?
Simone Mantovani: How to translate functionality into form.

Simone Mantovani, what kind of emotions do you feel when you design?
Simone Mantovani: I get very focused when I'm designing, as if the time doesn't exist.
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Simone Mantovani, what kind of emotions do you feel when your designs are realized?
Simone Mantovani: I really feel complete.

Simone Mantovani, what makes a design successful?
Simone Mantovani: Determination, concentration, knowledge and creativity.
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Simone Mantovani, when judging a design as good or bad, which aspects do you consider first?
Simone Mantovani: If the purpose was fulfilled.

Simone Mantovani, from your point of view, what are the responsibilities of a designer for society and environment?
Simone Mantovani: Our responsibilities are many. We deal with the people’s lives and for that, respect is fundamental.
Simone Mantovani, how do you think the "design field" is evolving? What is the future of design?
Simone Mantovani: Design is in everything nowadays and it will be more and more.

Simone Mantovani, when was your last exhibition and where was it? And when do you want to hold your next exhibition?
Simone Mantovani: My last exhibition was at Como, at A Design Award.
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Simone Mantovani, where does the design inspiration for your works come from? How do you feed your creativity? What are your sources of inspirations?
Simone Mantovani: People, materials, technology.

Simone Mantovani, how would you describe your design style? What made you explore more this style and what are the main characteristics of your style? What's your approach to design?
Simone Mantovani: I like to think that I’m a minimalist. I love this idea in life in general.
Simone Mantovani, where do you live? Do you feel the cultural heritage of your country affects your designs? What are the pros and cons during designing as a result of living in your country?
Simone Mantovani: I live in Brazil. Yes, my country affects my way of thinking and living. We have good influencial architects, that’s a good aspect.

Simone Mantovani, how do you work with companies?
Simone Mantovani: I mostly work to my own clients.
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Simone Mantovani, what are your suggestions to companies for working with a designer? How can companies select a good designer?
Simone Mantovani: Consider the expertize of the designer.

Simone Mantovani, can you talk a little about your design process?
Simone Mantovani: At first, I consider the clients briefing, and start the process adapting their desire into shapes.
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Simone Mantovani, what are 5 of your favourite design items at home?
Simone Mantovani: Vitra, Massaud, Archile, Urciola, myself.

Simone Mantovani, can you describe a day in your life?
Simone Mantovani: Work, work, work.
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Simone Mantovani: Could you please share some pearls of wisdom for young designers? What are your suggestions to young, up and coming designers?
Simone Mantovani: Be free, be focused, restless.

Simone Mantovani, from your perspective, what would you say are some positives and negatives of being a designer?
Simone Mantovani: Mostly all positive.
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Simone Mantovani, what is your "golden rule" in design?
Simone Mantovani: Never say no.

Simone Mantovani, what are your future plans? What is next for you?
Simone Mantovani: Expand my business internationally.
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Simone Mantovani, do you work as a team, or do you develop your designs yourself?
Simone Mantovani: I work both ways, depending the size of the project.

Simone Mantovani, how can people contact you?
Simone Mantovani: By email
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Simone Mantovani, thank you for giving us the opportunity to interview you... To learn more about Simone Mantovani and check more designs by Simone Mantovani as well as to see more Simone Mantovani designs such as Canada, Baroneza and Maestro visit
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We hope you enjoyed our interview of Simone Mantovani. This interview was made possible by the contributions of A' Design Award and Competition - The World's largest and most influential design accolade. A' Design Award is an annual, international design award open to both concept stage and realized works by designers, artists, architects and brands worldwide. A' Design Award and Competition aims to create a public awareness and understanding of good design by promoting the best designers such as Simone Mantovani and their design works worldwide. Visit to learn more.

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